Two New Releases Available through Microcinema International

From: Jay McBride (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jul 15 2008 - 11:30:50 PDT


Two New Titles from Facets Video!

Available at www.microcinemadvd.com <http://www.microcinemadvd.com/>

 

Design 2∑

Balthus: Through the Looking Glass∑

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Design 2

http://www.microcinemadvd.com/product/DVD/858/Design_2.html

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$US 39.95 SRP/Edu

European List Prices:

39.95?/£26.99

CATALOG # MC-858

UPC: 736899120429

Documentary

2006 ∑ 160 min

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Re-think the 20th century through six design concepts that shaped our
history. The Bookworm, Concorde, Conica coffeemaker, Leica camera, Eames
lounge chair, and Vespa scooter not only reflect the era that produced them
but they also anticipated the future. DESIGN 2 explores the development and
concept of each of these archetypal products while examining the larger
social context. Combining archival images and film excerpts with music, this
companion documentary to our earlier release DESIGN(DV94245), outlines the
social, political, and cultural climate in which each item was invented.
Using a contemporary style and narration, DESIGN 2 is hip, fun, and
informative.

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Balthus: Through the Looking Glass

A film by Damian Pettigrew

http://www.microcinemadvd.com/product/DVD/844/Balthus_.html

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$US 39.95 SRP/Edu

European List Prices:

39.95?/£26.99

CATALOG # MC-844

UPC: 736899119126

Art / Artist

1997 ∑ 72 min

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Award-winning director Damian Pettigrew (Fellini: I'm a Born Liar) offers
this definitive portrait of Balthus, a modern artist whose work was
nonetheless out of step with most modern movements. His huge canvases with
their thickly applied paint feature dreamy adolescent girls in enigmatic
poses, resulting in an erotically charged and oddly disorienting style.
Pettigrew's beautifully composed documentary highlights the painter's
complex creative process as he films the artist at work on his studio in the
Swiss mountains. Famous friends and family members bare witness to the great
artist's life in exclusive interviews, accompanied by photos by such
luminaries as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Irving Penn. This is a rare
insider's look at one of the 20th century's most intriguing painters. Two
shorts (Three Balthusian Lessons & Time at the Grand Chalet) complement the
film with interpretations of the great man's work and artistic process.

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